An Apple Themed Dinner Menu


If you love apple season, then today’s blog post is absolutely for you!

Apple season is my favorite season! I consider apples a transition fruit, a gentle reminder that summer is coming to an end and that it’s time to ease into fall. I love seeing apples of all colors pop up at local markets – it gets me into a fall state of mind. I love eating crisp apples on their own (or with peanut butter), and I love cooking with apples too!

A few weeks ago, some local Pittsburgh food bloggers and I got together to have an apple-themed potluck at my house. My friend Quelcy, a food blogger and food stylist, transformed my simple city backyard into something magical. I mean, this dinner scene could easily be in a magazine, right?

In this blog post, I’ll show you some pictures from the event and links to the dishes that were served. So if you want to create a meal or host your own apple potluck, you can check out these recipes for inspiration!

From the Orchard: An Apple Themed Dinner

To Sip:

Chilled Apple Cider Punch

Apple Cider Punch by Ashley of

To Snack:

Fall Cheese Board with Apple Butter & Apple Chutney

To Savor:

Carrot, Apple & Ginger Soup
Apple Cheddar Scones & Harvest Salad
Apple Rice Pilaf 
Mexican Chorizo Apple Hash with Soft Boiled Eggs
Sweet & Savory Brussels Sprout Skillet
Turkey Burgers with Apple Slaw
Shredded Pork with Cinnamon Applesauce

To Sweeten:

Apple Cupcakes & Zucchini Layer Cake with Apple Butter Frosting

And finally, here is a picture of all of us bloggers!

Top Row: Alexa of Fooduzzi; Isabel of Isabel Eats; Erin of The Almond Eater; Ashley (Me) of My Heart Beets; Lindsey of Food Mood Girl. Bottom Row: Quelcy of With the Grains; Emily of Good Food Pittsburgh; Kelly of New Leaf Wellness

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Find out more about my cookbooks Indian Food Under Pressure and South Asian Persuasion.

About Ashley

Hi, I’m Ashley. Thanks for being here! I truly believe that food brings us closer together. Gather around a table with good food and good people, and you’ll have the ingredients you need to create some happy memories. My hope is that you find recipes here that you can’t wait to share with family and friends.


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